CONCLAVE: Massachusetts-Based Doom Metal Squad Uniting Warhorse, Grief, Disrupt, Desolate, And Martyrvore Alumni To Release Sins Of The Elders Full-Length; New Track Streaming

Photo by Hillarie Jason

Photo by Hillarie Jason

Massachusetts-based doom metal squad CONCLAVE will release their Sins Of The Elders full-length this June.

Recorded with Eric Braunschweiger at Raven’s Head Studio in Allston, Massachusetts, Sins Of The Elders builds off CONCLAVE‘s 2014 self-released Breaking Ground EP with nine grisly tracks of staggeringly heavy and atmospheric oppression — pure and honest metal in an uncompromised form. In an advance investigation of the record, The Obelisk hails a record that, “expands both the command and the crush of that release [Breaking Ground] with an assured direction toward abysmal sludge, the metal of death, and consuming disaffection. In the slow, dense roll of ‘Cut It Off’ and the quiet acoustic closer “Kaltas” alike, CONCLAVE maintain an oppressive feel that dares the listener to keep moving forward along its plotted course.” Sins Of The Elders will be released on CD through Lost Apparitions Records and on cassette via PATAC Records on June 10th, 2016.

In the meantime, rumble the teeth right out of your face with the quaking sounds of “Black Lines” currently streaming at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.

Sins Of The Elders Track Listing:

  1. Descend
  2. Funeral Fyre
  3. Black Lines
  4. Cut It Off
  5. Mammut
  6. Aethereum
  7. Cold Comfort
  8. Sins Of The Elders
  9. Kaltas

With Sins Of The Elders, CONCLAVE not only draws on the inspirations of bands such as Black Sabbath, EyeHateGod, and Autopsy, they fuse their death and doom influences into a unique amalgam of heavy grooves, pounding sludge and melodic doom, all of which tantalize the listener to dig deeper. Their sound emerges difficult to categorize, but still pleasing to fans of all facets of metal.

With a musical resume that includes such acts as WarHorse, Grief, Disrupt, Desolate, and Martyrvore, this New England collective are no strangers to working with record labels such as Relapse, Southern Lord, and Century Media. Through several bands and projects together, CONCLAVE‘s members have honed their approach to a bludgeoning impact, and their album is the culmination of everything they’ve experienced to this point, musically and personally.

Watch CONCLAVE level stages throughout Massachusetts on their upcoming live dates. Additional onstage decimations are in the plotting stages.

4/17/2016 The Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
4/21/2016 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA
5/13/2016 One Bar & Grill/Pearl St. – Northampton, MA
6/30/2016 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA * Record Release Show
6/23/2016 Grub Sweat & Beers Fest @ O’Brien’s – Cambridge, MA
8/27/2016 RPM Fest – Greenfield, MA

Jerry Orne – bass, vocals
Jeremy Kibort – guitars, backing vocals
Terrenza Savastano – guitars
Dan Blomquist – drums, percussion


“The music is heavy but not always aggressive, mournful at times and always weighty. The vocals are raw, abrasive and suit the music well. The sound is thick and raw- no overproduction here.” — The Sludgelord on CONCLAVE‘s Breaking Ground EP